“As an audience, you’re rooting not really for the Quarter Back to throw the winning touchdown, but for the Quarter Back to kiss his wife at the end. That’s the emotional payoff…”—John August quoting Lindsay Doran
That’s a fantastic question. My best advice would be to search for “film” and follow everyone at the top. That’s generally my strategy regarding Tumblr. I let cream rise to the top and unfollow the blogs that aren’t helpful.
“Screenwriters shouldn’t direct on the page? […] Screw that. We’re building a movie on paper. We should use all tools available both to make the reader see the film and our fellow filmmakers understand our intentions.”—Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 4, The Hangover Part II, Identity Thief)
“Write your screenplay in a way that encourages it to be read at the same pace as the movie that’s playing in your head. If the words on the page are shoved together, or if paragraphs run on too long, that’s how the reader will read the scene.”—Stuart Friedel - Learning from the Three Page Challenge
“Causality trumps everything. Given a choice, try to find cause and effect. One event happens because of something else we’ve seen — ideally, something the hero himself has done.”—John August (Go, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) on the importance of cause and effect in screenwriting.